Case Studies

More than 200 strategy simulations have been delivered globally. Read the case studies here.

Case Studies

Read some of our featured in-depth case studies.

Duke University

How Duke University Uses the Transform! Simulation to Help Its Master Students Translate Learning into Doing

BI Business School

How BI Norwegian Business School Teaches Leadership in Action – Remotely

FH Vorarlberg University

How FH Vorarlberg Explored Experiential Learning
– 100% Digital

Katapult  Accelerator

How Katapult Ocean’s Accelerator Program Went 100% Digital

Sims in Action

See how our global experts have used the simulations to deliver different sessions and projects.

AKER SOLUTIONS

Country: Norway

Simulation: Scale Up!

Delivery: In-person

Duration: 1 day

Date: Q3 2019

Participants: 6 innovation team members

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

Aker Solutions ran a large-scale innovation hackathon. The winning team got to spend a significant amount of time exploring their business idea.

The Scale Up! simulation was used to give the corporate innovation team members a deeper understanding of the similarities and (more importantly) the differences in a corporate startup vs. a regular startup.

AKER SOLUTIONS

Country: Norway

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In-person

Duration: 1 day

Date: Q3 2019

Participants: 8 team members from the Corporate Strategy & Innovation teams

Facilitators: Christian Rangen & Hege Langaas

Aker Solutions wanted to connect and align the corporate strategy & innovation teams. The Transform! simulation was selected as the workshop tool, to use this as a common platform to discuss the shifting energy landscape and the company’s strategy moving forward.

HATCH – AQUACULTURE ACCELERATOR

Country: Norway

Simulation: Scale Up!

Delivery: In-person

Duration: 1 day

Date: Q3 2019

Participants: 15 global founders

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

Hatch, a global aquaculture accelerator ran a high-impact startup program in Bergen, Norway. Startup equity financing was a core topic of the program. The Scale Up! simulation was used for a full-day, interactive workshop.

Significant emphasis was put on how to develop a full-scale, long-term funding roadmap, how to achieve the right valuations over time and how to build successful investor syndicates over time.

AKADEMIS

Country: Iceland

Simulation: Scale Up!

Delivery: Digital

Duration: half-day

Date: Q2 2021

Participants: 15 executive education students in entrepreneurship

Facilitators: Christian Rangen & Nir Melamud

Icelandic Business School Akademis wanted to pilot a new teaching format for their blended executive program in Entreprenurship. The participants were all experienced banking, finance or management executives.

The Scale Up! simulation was used in a blended delivery, with some students in the classroom, while others joined remotely.

KATAPULT ACCELERATOR

Country: Norway

Simulation: Scale Up!

Delivery: Digital

Duration: 2-day format

Date: Q1 2021

Participants: 15 team members, staff from the Katapult Group of Accelerators

Facilitators: Christian Rangen, Nir Melamud, Enrico Maset & Rick Rasmussen

Katapult Ocean Accelerator has been using the Scale Up! simulation in its official programs. Now, the full team wanted to build in-house expertise on scale ups and investor readiness.

We developed an ‘advanced level’ environment and took the full group of Accelerator staff through an advanced, two-day version of Scale Up! simulation.

TINC

Country: Silicon Valley, United States

Simulation: Scale Up!

Delivery: In-Person

Duration: Half-day

Date: Q4 2019

Participants: 12 startup founders, participating in the TINC accelerator

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

TINC is the leading Nordic startup accelerator for Nordic companies in Silicon Valley. The program focus on US market entry, early scaling and investor readiness.

The program piloted the Scale Up! simulation as a part of the Investor Readiness content. 

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Country: Copenhagen, Denmark

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In-Person

Duration: Half-day

Date: Q2 2019

Participants: 15 MBA Students, from the CBS Full-time MBA Program, including Program management staff

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

CBS MBA, one of the leading European MBA programs is known for running an innovative program, with extensive modules based on experiential learning.

As the first business school in the world, the program management team was quick to pilot the Transform! simulation. The excellent feedback from students and program team led to a joint project to bring the simulation into the full-time MBA program

HR NORGE

Country: Norway

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: Digital

Duration: 2-day format

Date: Q4 2020

Participants: 12 HR Directors, HR managers

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

HR Norge is Norway’s #1 educator of HR Executives and Managers.

Looking to take a role on the importance of strategic HR, the organization has always experimented and explored new ways for HR to claiming a ‘seat at the table’.

Adapting to COVID, the team decided to run a Strategic HR program using the Transform! simulation.

CONNECT BAN – BERGEN BUSINESS ANGELS

Country: Norway

Simulation: Scale Up! (venture edition)

Delivery: Digital

Duration: 3-day format

Date: Q2 2020

Participants: 12 Business Angels, active investors

Facilitators: Christian Rangen, Rick Rasmussen & Enrico Maset

The Norwegian business angel network CONNECT BAN was looking to develop a shared toolkit and a common understanding of working with and supporting early-stage startups.

They ran the SUCO – Scale Up Coach Digital program in combination with a three-day, advanced-level version of the Scale Up! simulation.

NOVAREK – MEXICAN INNOVATION CLUSTERS 

Country: Mexico

Simulation: Supercluster!

Delivery: Digital

Duration: 1-day format

Date: Q4 2020

Participants: 12 Mexican government officials and cluster managers

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla, Adriana Moreno & Christian Rangen

Mexico-based consulting company Novarek invited a group of Government officials and cluster leaders for a development program in national cluster policy.

The program was built around the Supercluster! Simulation.

CAP – CLUSTER ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Country: Germany

Simulation: Supercluster!

Delivery: In-person

Duration: Half-day format

Date: Q4 2019

Participants: 16 European cluster managers and cluster experts

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

The CAP – Cluster Accelerator Program was Europe’s first-ever accelerated cluster leadership development program. Over four days, in Frankfurt, 20+ top European clean energy cluster managers explored the latest ideas, management practices, and strategy tools for innovation clusters.

The Supercluster! Simulation was used for an intense, hands-on evening session on day #2.

GCE OCEAN TECH CLUSTER

Country: Norway

Simulation: Scale Up! (Custom Version)

Delivery: In-person

Duration: Half-day format

Date: Q1 2019

Participants: 6 Scale Up experts and cluster leaders

Facilitators: Christian Rangen

The leading ocean cluster, GCE Ocean Tech Cluster has long been advocating the need for scale-ups and scale-up financing. Over a series of years, the cluster has been investing in the MIT program, Disciplined Entrepreneurship.

Now, the cluster wanted to expand its skills and expertise in scale-up financing and long-term funding strategies. We developed a highly customized GCE Ocean Tech Scale Up! kit, including unique industry company cards and Investor Cards.

The Scale Up! simulation became a cornerstone of a multi-day program on scale-up financing.

CAJA SMG

Country: Mexico

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In-person 

Duration: 1 day (3 hours)

Date: Q1 2020

Participants: 10 executive team members 

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla

Caja SMG wanted to refresh their business strategy and create an urgency to change.

Transform! was used to give the executive team a different view on how companies can prepare to face disruptions and transform their business. Special focus on why companies need to explore opportunities outside their core.

GRUPO PSA

Country: Mexico

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In-person 

Duration: 1 day (3 hours)

Date: Q4 2020

Participants: 8 team members from executive team

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla

Grupo PSA wanted to explore new approaches to develop their strategy. The Transform! simulation was used to discuss the main questions they should consider to develop their strategy, why they needed to consider opportunities outside their current portfolio of business, and what innovation approaches they could use to grab those opportunities.

ANA SEGUROS JALISCO BRANCH

Country: Mexico

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In-person 

Duration: 1 day (3 hours)

Date: Q1 2021

Participants: 10 team members from executive team & owners

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla

The branch of Ana Seguros in Jalisco, an SME, wanted to develop their strategy for the next 5 years. The Transform! simulation was used to show them how visual tools could help them guide the discussions, and what questions should be considered before jumping to define objectives, metrics and initiatives.

It was also a great first step to involve the team members (not just the owners) in their first collaborative process to develop their strategy.

NORTHEASTERN

Country: USA

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: Hybrid

Duration: 12 one-hour sessions

Date: Q4 2021

Participants: 15 students (undergrad level)

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla & Rick Rasmussen

Explore how simulations and visual tools could enhance the current “Industry Disruption & Corporate Transformation” class, where business cases and methodologies were used as the main means of teaching.

Each class session lasts 3 hours, so the first 2 would be used to discuss the business case and share some methodologies, and the last our would be used to work with the simulation, students would be physically in the same classroom where Rick would be providing in person feedback, while Javier would be guiding the Digital Simulation Session.

HIFFI GROUP

Country: Mexico

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In Person

Duration: 2-hour session

Date: Q1 2020

Participants: 8 (consultants)

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla

Explore how simulations can accelerate learning and development of business strategy and innovation in a engaging way. 

The main idea was to expose Transform! to a network of ITC consultants to understand how it could be used in their fields to open up new opportunities, and the flexibility it brings to incorporate other themes. They experimented the roller-coster emotions of managing teams in order to transform their companies.

YOOGMA EVENTS

Country: India

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: Remote

Duration: 2 day 3-hour session

Date: Q4 2021

Participants: 8 (Pharma, Energy, Finance)

Facilitators: Javier Sevilla & Harvey Wade

Explore how Transform! can be incorporated into Learning & Development programs to accelerate learning of strategy and transformation.

We covered how L&D areas can design new programs using Transform!, business cases, visual canvases, online courses and other resources, we also explored how they can use it to create an urgency to change, communicate their corporate strategy, and involve the rest of the organization.

ELEMENT LOGIC AS (I)

Country: Norway

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: In-person 

Duration: 1 day

Date: Q4 2020

Participants: 9 from the management board (C-level) 

Facilitators: Ole Sverre Spigseth & Hege Langaas

The simulation was part of a Transform project where we had worked with industry shifts, future scenarios and analyzed current business models  to create the foundation for the transformation journey. The simulation was used to discuss opportunities and connect the learnings to their own current situation

ELEMENT LOGIC AS (II)

Country: Norway

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: Digital 

Duration: 3x3hours, consecutive days

Date: Q3 2021

Participants: 12 people from the strategy and innovation team

Facilitators: Ole Sverre Spigseth & Hege Langaas

The simulation was part of a 12 month explore strategy transformation programs. Some months into the project, Transform! was used to open the eyes for opportunities in the strategy and innovation team and was the “kick off” for elaborating  on their opportunities, exploring new business models and suggest innovation strategies. 

BI BUSINESS SCHOOL

Country: Norway

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: Digital 

Duration: 3x3hours, consecutive days

Date: Q2 2021

Participants: 24 students for Bachelor level course “Leadership in Action”

Facilitators: Hege Langaas & Ole Sverre Spigseth

The final module of an academic program “Leadership in action” where experienced leaders are challenged in different aspects of the leadership role. The simulation was used to simulate management team challenges within not only strategy and business model portfolios, but also team dynamics, delegation, and handling real-life simulations of too much to do and too little time and information to elaborate on alternatives. High energy sessions with good collaboration with Faculty for team debriefs connecting the simulation to course curriculum.. 

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING COMPANY

Country: Norway

Simulation: Transform!

Delivery: Digital

Duration: 5 hours

Date: Q2 2020

Participants: 12 consultants within Strategy, Business architecture and Finance

Facilitators: Hege Langaas & Ole Sverre Spigseth

The simulation was part of a Transform project where we had worked with industry shifts, future scenarios and analyzed current business models  to create the foundation for the transformation journey. The simulation was used to discuss opportunities and connect the learnings to their own current situation

CARICACO

Country: Costa Rica

Delivery: Digital

Duration: 3 hours

Date: Q3 2020

Participants: 15 students of the Scale Up! Course

Facilitators: Roberto Chaverri & Carlos Gallegos

As the final lesson of a short course on scaling up your startup, the ScaleUp! The simulation was run to provide students with a larger view of the importance of developing a sound long-term funding strategy, the complexities, and nuances of building such strategies, and understanding how to put together a market cap. Although the simulation placed students in unchartered territory, it also provided an Aha moment for many of the students who realized the need to dig deeper into funding structures and mechanisms.

INCAE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Country: Costa Rica

Delivery: In-person

Duration: 3 ½ hours

Date: Q2 2020

Participants: 22 MBA students, Consulting applied to Business course

Facilitators: Roberto Chaverri & Carlos Gallegos

The Consulting Applied to Business course is an elective of the MBA program aimed to provide students with an in-depth perspective of the role of an internal business consultant. A Transform! simulation session was run as the closing class of the course, to test students on how they dealt with business issues such as designing new business models, building business model portfolios, structuring financial models, assessing possible M&A, and making bold strategic moves. The simulation provided real-life conditions for students to experience the key decisions boards of directors and executive teams get to make day in, day out. More importantly, they got a better understanding of the kind of uncertainties executives deal with and how to better support their decision-making process.

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